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  • new storyUnder fire, Pennsylvania attorney general plans email review 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:10 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state's embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges against others in a slowly unfolding scandal involving public officials exchanging sexually explicit or otherwise offensive emails.

  • Trooper leaves hospital, teen charged in Philadelphia chase story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:57 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A 17-year-old charged with shooting a trooper during a chaotic car chase that ended in a fiery crash on a downtown Philadelphia highway had been driving the car when it was stopped for an expired tag, state police said.

  • Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.

  • Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to authorize car services 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to authorize ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide, even as regulators consider a record $50 million fine against Uber for operating without approval.

  • The Latest: Budget work to continue after two-day whirlwind 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest from Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers on efforts to negotiate a deal to end Pennsylvania state government's five-month budget standoff (all times local):

  • Senate narrowly rejects measure to kill school property tax 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:38 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate narrowly rejected a measure Monday night to eliminate billions of dollars in school property taxes statewide by replacing the money with increases in state tax rates on sales and income, although the legislation could re-emerge with more support.

  • Pa. House votes to delay graduation exams for 2 more years 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:18 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The state House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for Pennsylvania students before they can graduate high school.

  • 3 justices-elect assess high court's tarnished public image 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 4:01 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The past few years have been a difficult and sometimes humiliating period for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as one headline-grabbing scandal after another has scuffed its image and thinned its ranks.

  • Court rules against Verizon in million-dollar tax fight 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:12 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's highest court has ruled against Verizon in an 11-year-old tax dispute about whether the company owes millions over revenues from installing private phone lines, providing directory assistance and performing a variety of repairs and services.

  • Pennsylvania ethics panel fines 2 former Philly lawmakers 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:02 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The State Ethics Commission has fined two former Philadelphia legislators who previously pleaded guilty as a result of an undercover sting operation.

  • Pennsylvania court says pornography emails aren't public records 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:53 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pornographic emails on computers at the Pennsylvania attorney general's office are not public records under the Right-to-Know Law, an appeals court ruled Thursday, but the judges said that doesn't stop the state's embattled top prosecutor from releasing them as she has vowed to do.

  • Republican liquor plan passes state House amid budget talks 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 2:27 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A divided state House on Thursday sent a new proposal to privatize Pennsylvania's government-run liquor system to the Senate, a plan not much different from a Republican-backed bill that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed in June.

  • Analysis: Pennsylvania high court race TV ads cost $11.5M 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 9:21 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A new analysis shows spending on air time for campaign ads on broadcast TV in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court race totaled more than $11.5 million.

  • Man convicted of death after 1993 beating to be resentenced 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:42 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The state Supreme Court has ordered a resentencing hearing for a man in the death of a woman left in a vegetative state for almost a decade and a half following a 1993 beating.

  • Pennsylvania House committee advances major gambling bill 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:47 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing legislation that would authorize the third major gambling expansion in six years, including allowing Internet-based gambling through the state's casinos and slot machines at airports and off-track betting parlors.

  • News organizations ask high court to open storm fine records 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 3:48 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A group of Pennsylvania news organizations asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a ruling that bars public access to records about PPL's response to a major power outage in October 2011.

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 9:53 am

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

  • Voters will decide whether judges may serve until 75 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 6:35 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania voters will get to decide whether the state's judges should be allowed to stay on the bench for an additional five years before they are forced to retire.

  • High court declines to hear appeal in teacher assault case 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 4:37 pm

    LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - The state's highest court has declined to hear the appeal of a former central Pennsylvania teacher convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

  • Prosecutors sue AG Kane, claim retaliation, misuse of office 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 2:38 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general is facing a retaliation lawsuit filed by career prosecutors who say she is using her office to wage a political feud over high-profile investigations and a raunchy government email ring.

  • Sponsor says daily fantasy betting bans may help his bill 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 4:52 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A bill that would confine daily fantasy sports betting in Pennsylvania to contests operated by the state's 12 licensed casinos could gain favor in light of more stringent action in other states, the sponsor said Wednesday.

  • Bill requires imaging firms to tell patients about problems 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Diagnostic imaging firms that provide services on an outpatient basis in Pennsylvania would have to directly notify the patients or their designees of any significant abnormalities under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Law closes loophole allowing harassment in labor disputes 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 5:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Newly signed legislation spurred by federal racketeering and arson charges against Philadelphia Ironworkers removes exceptions that allowed stalking and harassment during union disputes.

  • Porn scandal: Top prosecutor keeps releasing raunchy emails story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 8:07 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Facing criminal charges, relieved of her law license and threatened with removal by the Legislature, Pennsylvania's attorney general seems to have decided that if she has to go, she's going to take others down with her.

  • Judge says Kane's office shouldn't have had his emails 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:42 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A former state grand jury judge says the Pennsylvania attorney general's office illegally or unethically got into his personal email account.